Washington University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status.
This position is full-time and works approximately 40 hours per week.
Department Name/Job Location:
This position is in the Siteman Cancer Center. This position is for the Medical School Campus.
The Siteman Cancer Center is seeking an organized and motivated individual to join the Biologic Therapy Core Facility (BTCF). The BTCF, a shared resource of the Siteman Cancer Center, operates and maintains an FDA-registered modern cleanroom designed to manufacture custom biologics for early phase clinical trials. Successful candidates will assist with the technical aspects of studies and experiments including documentation and preparation of materials. This position will also work alongside other members of the lab to uphold the current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMP) guidelines and regulations that govern all activities within the Biologic Therapy Core Facility.
PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Assists with manufacturing of custom biologics for early phase clinical trials.
Ensures laboratory environment and equipment are properly cleaned and maintained in accordance with established procedures.
Performs data entry and maintains data files on research.
Complies with all laboratory safety protocols and Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs).
Creates and revises laboratory Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs).
Participates in rotating after hours “On Call” schedule to facilitate laboratory projects and operations.
Other duties as assigned.
Bachelor’s degree and up to 1 year of experience in a laboratory setting or equivalent combination of education and experience equaling 4 years required.
Experience working in a laboratory environment using standard laboratory equipment.
Strong written/verbal communication skills and ability to maintain complete and organized records.
Ability to participate in rotating after hours “On Call System” (nights/weekends/holiday’s) to support ongoing projects and operations.
Familiarity with Microsoft Office (Outlook, Excel, Word, Access) Suite.
Experience in an academic, clinical or industry laboratory setting.
Experience working in a laboratory environment governed by Good Laboratory Practice (GLP) and/or Current Good Manufacturing Practice (cGMP).
Experience with aseptic technique, cell culture, molecular biology applications, ELISA and Flow Cytometry.
Experience using centrifuges, biosafety cabinets/fume hoods, tissue culture incubators and other general laboratory equipment.
Experience writing and revising Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs).
Demonstrated ability to work independently or as an integrated member of a team.
Applicant Special Instructions:
Works in a laboratory environment with potential exposure to biological, chemical and radioactive hazards. Must be physically able to wear personal protective equipment. Must be able to lift 25 pounds.
The hiring range for this position is $14.07 - $18.99 per hour.
This position is eligible for full-time benefits. Please visit our website at http://hr.wustl.edu to view a summary of benefits.
Internal Applicant Instruction:
This position is grade R06.
Please attach a copy of your most current signed performance evaluation (completed within the last 18 months) to your online account. If you have not received a performance evaluation, you may provide two current signed letters of recommendation (written within the last 18 months), preferably to include one letter from either a current or recent former supervisor. To attach these documents, go to: My Career Tools, Add Attachment, Attachment Type – Performance Reviews or Letters of Recommendation.
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